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In breast cancer, changing the stage used to describe an individual's cancer from a lower stage (less extensive) to a higher stage (more extensive). Upstaging is based on the results of additional staging tests. It is important to know the stage of the disease in order to plan the best treatment.
Also called hives. Itchy, raised red areas on the skin. Urticaria are caused by an allergic reaction to certain foods, medicines, infections, or it can be caused by emotional stress. Allergic reactions may require immediate medical attention, particularly if the presence of hives is associated with difficulty breathing.